Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Roland Mühlenthaler PhD: Spider mapping tour and soundwalk

Tuesday 22 Sep 2020
6 p.m. or 6.45 p.m.: two groups of max. 10 people
Park Tivoli (starting point at Steklenik Gallery)

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Artistic-research soundwalk is the part of new exhibiton opening: Boštjan Perovšek: Interweaving Soundscapes being on display from 19 Sep until 6 Nov 2020.

Part of the project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art

foto: Eva Grabner

During an artistic-research soundwalk led by Roland Mühlethaler in the Tivoli Park, participants will be guided to find and observe local spiders and their webs. Their encounters will be overlaid with scientific information and narratives provided by the soundwalk leader, who will also instruct them in how to use simple tools (for instance, a tuning fork) to draw spiders from their webs.The spiderwebs can then be geotagged using the Arachnomancy App, developed by the artist Tomás Saraceno and his studio team in Berlin, to open up an interspecies dialogue with spiders.The findings will contribute to the Arachnomancy’s collaborative map against extinction of global spiderweb dispersal and diversity.

We’re inviting visitors to download and install the Arachnomancy App (iOS and Android) so that you could map the spiders during the tour:

Roland Mühlethaler PhD is an expert in vibrational communication with insects and spiders

Project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.